Room Guidelines & Decorating Tips
Follow these guidelines to save you a huge headache (not to mention money) at the end of the year! If these guidelines are not followed, the resident will be charged for damages.
- Do not use double-sided tape, putty, duct tape, or other substances that will leave a "gummy" residue on your door, walls, or furniture.
- For plaster and drywall surfaces, use thumbtacks and small nails (no more than 10 per wall). For cinderblock walls, use masking tape.
- Use only tacks or small nails. Do not use screws, large nails or other implements to hang items. Do not put multiple holes in close proximity to each other.
- Do not hang wallpaper, border paper, or anything that will permanently adhere to the walls.
- Do not put anything on either side of your door which may leave marks or residue.
- Mirrors, extra shelves, hooks, and other such items need to be removed at the end of the year. They are not considered room improvements.
- Residents who attempt to paint or make any repairs to their own rooms will be charged for repair by the university.
- Do not line drawers or shelves with adhesive-backed paper.
- At the end of the year, students are billed for any damage to the room. Damage not claimed by one person will be split between all residents in the room.
Below you will find important documents used for assessing the condition of SLU Residence Hall rooms and Apartments. Rooms and apartments will be inspected upon students' arrival for any damage caused prior to their semester in the space.
Room Condition Inventory Checklist pdf
Room Condition Inventory pdf
Apartment Condition Inventory Checklist pdf
Apartment Condition Inventory pdf